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REC Gives more than $94,500 to Nonprofits

This fall, Rappahannock Electric Cooperative’s (REC) The Power of Change awarded more than $94,500 in funding to support 24 local nonprofits.

“The generosity of our member-owners results in meaningful donations to local organizations that make a difference in our communities,” said Casey Hollins, Managing Director – Communications and Public Relations. “This round of funding is making an impact in our communities through projects that assist those facing the most challenging of circumstances including those in need of food, shelter, and life-changing services.”

The Power of Change Fall 2022 recipients are:

Faith in Action for Wheels of Wellness, Winchester, received $1,500 to provide free transportation to medical appointments for those in need.

Virginia Tech Foundation Financial Education Fund, Northern Shenandoah Valley, received $1,500 for the Managing Your Money Series Scholarships program that provides education on personal finances for low- to moderate-income residents.

Kare for Kidz Foundation Inc., Winchester, received $2,000 for Kare4Kidz Winter Holiday project that provides supplies for children in foster care or who are homeless.

The Blue Ridge Opportunity Services, Inc., Front Royal, received $5,000 for the A Ride You Like project to provide transportation services for adults with intellectual disabilities.

The Power of Change is funded by the generosity of nearly 31,000 REC member-owners who round up their electric bill or donate a set amount each month, or who make a one-time donation. Twice each year, the funds are invested back into the communities the Cooperative serves.

Applications for the Spring 2023 The Power of Change funding are now open. Visit for more information.

Looking for a way to give back to your community? There’s three easy ways to give through The Power of Change: you can give a one-time donation or you can enroll to give set monthly amount or have your monthly electric bill rounded up to the next whole dollar.

REC provides electric service to over 172,000 connections in parts of 22 Virginia counties. With its general office in Fredericksburg, Va., the Cooperative operates and maintains more than 18,000 miles of power lines through its service area, which ranges from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the tidal waters of the Chesapeake Bay. For more information about REC, please visit Follow REC on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

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